308: Derek Rydall: Spiritual Steps to Radical Life Change

Part of the new generation of spiritual visionaries and thought leaders, Derek Rydall is the author of the #1 Amazon/Barnes & Noble best-sellerEMERGENCE: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change and the world’s #1 expert on the revolutionary Law of Emergence.

He has trained top executives at Fortune 500 companies (from American Express to Disney) in empowered leadership and communications, and has coached celebrities and media professionals, including Oscar and Emmy winners, on creating conscious entertainment.

Favorite Success Quote

“What is before us and what is behind us are small matters compared to what is inside us”

“We must remove our bloated sense of nothingness out of the way of the divine circuits” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Key Points

1. Let Go of Your Ego 

Just like Ryan Holiday said, ego truly is the enemy.

You need to realize that you are not your ego. Your ego is simply a childish part of you that feels the need to be validated through sex, money, and other empty accolades.

If you want to live a life of true fulfillment, then you must first let go of your ego and your need for validation.

Be willing to accept yourself as you are and pursue a life that is based on what you truly want and not your egotistical need for validation.

2. You Have Everything You Need to Succeed Within You

So many people think that everything they need to succeed is outside of them.

This simply isn’t true.

If you want to succeed in your life and do the things that you dream of, everything you need is inside of you. You simply have to peel back all of the bullsh!t until you unlock the power within you that was always lying hidden away.

You have everything you need to succeed.

You have the drive, the discipline, the compassion, the skills, everything. You just have to get rid of all the societal conditioning and external expectations to achieve it.

3. You Cannot Improve Upon the Self Just Your Skills 

You can’t improve upon the self.

You can only develop new skills and improve aspects of your personality and skillset, but you cannot improve upon the self.

While this might sound like an overly spiritual statement, once you understand its validity, your life will never be the same.

You can stop wasting time trying to make yourself better and improve who you are, and instead, you can focus your efforts on improving the aspects of your character and skill sets that are lacking.

4.Know Thyself

Life is not about accumulating possessions but about how much you possess yourself.

If you want to succeed and live a fulfilled life, then you have to know yourself.

Know who you are, know what you want, know your truth.

Not what society says you are are, not what your parents say, and not what any religion says. Know who you say you are and who you want to be.

5. Where There is No Vision You Will Perish 

If you do not have a vision, your life will amount to nothing at the end of the day.

You have to have a vision for your life, an ultimate goal of who you want to become and who you want to help.

Who do you want to be, who do you want to help, and what you want to achieve.

Once you have a vision you can build your life around this.

Influential Books

1. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

2. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

3. The Bible


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